Hello! I am a third grade teacher. I love eight and nine year olds, and their love for learning. I am in my 26th year of teaching.
I graduated from Sioux Center High School and then from Northwestern College with a B.A. in Elementary Education and an endorsement in reading. In 1995, I received my master's degree in elementary education. I began my teaching career at Hospers Elementary where I taught fourth grade the first two years. For the next six years I switched back and forth between second and third grades. In 1998, I began working at Orange City Elementary School as a third grade teacher.
Life Outside Orange City Elementary
I'm married to Jeff Vander Berg. Jeff is part owner of Vander Berg Homes in Sioux Center. We have three children. Jaden is a sophmore at Dordt College, Jaycee is a senior at MOC/FV high school, and Keegan is a 7th grader at MOC/FV middle school. My personal hobbies are reading (I love historical fiction), enjoying the outdoors, and retail therapy! :)